2017-06-14 12:00Press release

Soundtrap First to Enable Import and Export of MIDI Music Files to Music Scores Using only a Browser

Musical Compositions or Scores Can be Imported and Exported Through Soundtrap to Other Tools Used by Musicians and Students

Stockholm, Sweden – June 14, 2017 – Soundtrap, the online collaborative music making studio, has become the first online web tool that lets users import or export musical compositions or scores using MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) using only a browser.

MIDI music technology protocol is used worldwide to enable electronic devices -- computers, cellphones, karaoke machines and more -- to generate sounds. The enhanced MIDI support by Soundtrap furthers the creative process by making the multiple tools used to make music interoperable online. This is part of an effort by Soundtrap to broaden its ecosystem of best-of-breed industry solutions so that musicians and music creators have even more flexibility in their music-making efforts. For example, Soundtrap is now interoperable with digital audio workstations (DAWs) through MIDI File Export so users can send all or part of their composition to other solutions such as GarageBand or Pro Tools.

In addition, developers of online music notation tools flat.io and Noteflight now have direct integration of their software with Soundtrap so that, not only can scores be imported into Soundtrap, but now Soundtrap-created musical compositions can be exported as scores. "Many musicians and music makers aren't able to read music so this new capability lets them automatically create and send scores to musicians, choirs and others who might wish to perform their compositions," explained Soundtrap CEO Per Emanuelsson.

The enhanced MIDI capabilities is now available in both the consumer and education versions of Soundtrap. "Professional or amateur musicians love having a way to turn their creations into scores but teachers will benefit from these new capabilities most," he said. "Being able to show student compositions as a score is often part of the curriculum so automatically exporting scores or importing scores to continue working on the composition in Soundtrap helps teach kids about the relationship between written and played music and simplifies the education process."

Having a seamless, interoperable universe of electronic music-making tools electrifies the creative process. Users have already been utilizing Soundtrap to initially compose music, editing their creation and playing it using this software, then sharing with other Soundtrap users. Now scores can automatically be generated or imported and compositions exported to any MIDI enabled software. The result is a dynamic environment for making, learning and playing music.

About Soundtrap

Soundtrap is the first cloud-based audio recording platform to work across all operating systems, enabling users to co-create music anywhere in the world. The company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Soundtrap provides an easy-to-use music and audio creation platform for all levels of musical interest and abilities and is being used by the K-12 through higher-education markets. On December 2017, Soundtrap was acquired by Spotify. For more information, visit http://www.soundtrap.com


PR for Soundtrap
Aoife Kimber